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BUYING LIGHTS AND COMPARING THEM TO SUN NEEDS TO STOP!!!

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by Jack Kruse, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    BUYING ANY MANMADE LIGHTS AND COMPARING THEM TO SUN NEEDS TO STOP!!!

    Something to keep in mind about "circadian/human-centric" lighting. "There is no substitute for SUNlight....... While certain electric light sources can be constructed to match a certain spectrum of daylight closely, none have been made that mimic the variation in the light spectrum that occurs with daylight at different times, in different seasons, and under different weather conditions (Boyce et al., 2003)."

    https://www.velux.com/deic/daylight/daylight
     
  2. mdavid

    mdavid Silver

    @Jack Kruse I purchased the Phillips Hue when it first came out probably 7 years ago, it's been great after sunset as I can get a very dim red light just enough to see things around my house, I know the RF frequency is detrimental but I'm thinking overall the lights provide a net benefit as compared to standard household bulbs, I place the bedroom one as far away from my bed as possible.

    About a year ago I came across an app that mimics the sunrise which I thought would be better than nothing in the winter months, it had an option to start with full blue light which admittedly at the time I figured "oh blue is great in the morning, it will trick my body into thinking it is morning before the sun actually rises" but now I've learned to look at natural light more dynamically, I assume the blast of blue light 2 hours before sunrise is probably a negative. If you were to wake up 2 hours before sunrise in the winter months would you opt for no lights if possible or is dim red still ok then? I assume no blue ever? I do get outside when it starts to get light for morning grounding or a walk, sometimes both if the ground isn't too cold/icy for a walk.
     

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